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Three USC researchers win $4.3 million in awards from California’s stem cell agency

Three scientists from Keck Medicine of USC have won grants exceeding $4.3 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for research that includes creating a temporary liver for patients, finding novel ways to treat immune disorders and blood diseases, and developing new animal models for heart failure, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The grants, …

Michael Quick to serve on state stem cell oversight panel

Sought: A neuroscientist with leadership experience to serve on the committee that reviews California’s funding of stem cell research. Found: Neurobiologist Michael Quick, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at USC. State Controller Betty T. Yee today appointed Quick to the committee that oversees the financial decisions of the California Institute for Regenerative …

New faculty recruits become the recruiters

Call it the magnet effect: A run of recruiting success at USC attracts new scholars who, in turn, become powerful draws for top colleagues, students and supporters. Magnet faculty newly recruited from prestigious institutions, such as Harvard University, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), promise to create …

Carl Marziali

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